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Skype for Android finally gets video calling

A new version of Skype for Android has been announced and it finally allows users to make video calls.

Don'r get too excited, however, unless you happen to own an HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro or Google Nexus S handset because the rest of you are being left out in the cold, for the time being at least.

Skype's Mark Douglas said, "We are sorry if your device currently does not support video for the Skype for Android app. But, rest assured, we plan to roll out support for more Android handsets very soon."

The updated app can make and receive free Skype-to-Skype video calls to iPhone, Mac, PC, other Android phones and even suitably equipped TVs. The app can also make calls to other land lines and mobiles, and send SMS messages, but those services incur a charge.

The user interface has also had a lick of paint with a revamped main menu page and a Facebook-ish 'mood message' box with which to share the scintillating details of your day.

The free app is available from the Android Market or direct from Skype.

Watch the video below only if you have a strong tolerance to cheese. It really is quite scary how badly things can turn out when people try to rip off Apple. Shameful.